Saint Stephen: Deacon and Protomartyr

Monday, December 26, 2011Wednesday, December 26, 2012Thursday, December 26, 2013Friday, December 26, 2014
The Collect: 

We give you thanks, O Lord of glory, for the example of the first martyr Stephen, who looked up to heaven and prayed for his persecutors to your Son Jesus Christ, who stands at your right hand; where he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.

Old Testament: 
Jeremiah 26:1-9,12-15
Psalm 31 or 31:1-5
Acts 6:8-7:2a,51c-60
Matthew 23:34-39